RMS Upcoming Events

Operational Modifications

Operational Modifications will continue for Risk Mangement and Safety through October 11th. 


Per Auburn University Human Resources:

  • Every campus office and unit must remain open and staffed to maintain operational effectiveness, including but not limited to assisting visitors, responding to telephone calls and fulfilling basic functions. Supervisors should develop plans, which may include staggered or rotating shifts, to meet this requirement while ensuring physical distancing and other safety protocols.
  •  Staff may work remotely when not required in the workplace as directed by their supervisor.
  •  While on campus, faculty and staff must comply with all related university policies and guidance, including but not limited to those on physical distancingface coveringsevents and entry and exit procedures.
  •  Faculty and staff are required to watch and acknowledge a safety video.
  •  Faculty and staff who cannot perform their job duties due to a COVID-19 related issue, such as an underlying health condition or childcare, should consult guidelines for the three categories of leave announced earlier this year and contact their supervisor.
  •   Supervisors should seek guidance from Risk Management and Safety for questions about COVID-19 workplace safety and health and Facilities Management to request services such as occupancy assessments, office configurations and cleaning.
  •  Supervisors should consult the supervisors guidance material from Human Resources about how to handle COVID-19 situations that may arise.
  •  The Auburn Medical Clinic is dedicated for students, faculty and staff. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus but immediately call 334-844-9825 prior to traveling to the clinic. Faculty and staff are expected to communicate with supervisors and seek approval of any absences for which they are unavailable for work.
  • All university travel will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Essential travel will be permitted at the discretion of the executive vice president or provost.


Fire Alarm Emergency Notification Test

Campus Safety & Security will be conducting testing of the fire alarm emergency notification system in 60 buildings on campus after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. The testing should take an hour or less.

During this time, horns will sound, strobes will flash, and a series of emergency messages will be broadcast throughout affected buildings.

If at any time during the testing you believe there is a real emergency, DIAL 911 immediately. If an actual emergency occurs, a live public address message will be broadcast to provide instructions to building occupants.

We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please email campussafety@auburn.edu.

Alternate Operations

As Auburn University is doing our part to encourage social distancing, transitioning to alternate operations, and other COVID-19 Preventative Measures; Risk Management and Safety will continue to provide our critical services to the University and beyond. However, employees may be working remotely in accordance with University Guidance.

Please continue to call 334-844-4870, email aurms@auburn.edu, or visit us on-line at auburn.edu/rms to see how RMS can better serve you and help Support Success at Auburn University.  

Parkerson Mill Creek Cleanup

Auburn University Risk Management & Safety (RMS), the City of Auburn, and Omega Phi Alpha will host a creek clean-up event on Sunday, February 23rd, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm along the banks of the campus’ Parkerson Mill Creek. Students, faculty, staff and those associated with the university community are invited to participate in the event.

A small stream that stretches past the football and baseball fields and the old coliseum on the campus, the Auburn University Parkerson Mill Creek was transformed in 2014 into an area used as outdoor classrooms for environmental research. It is up to the Auburn University community to keep this living stream vibrant, clean and beautiful.

Volunteers for the event should meet in front of the Wellness Kitchen in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum parking lot, next to the creek, at 1:00pm. Gloves and bags will be available for collecting, but participants will be responsible for bringing appropriate footwear, such as rubber boots or waders. Students will need to sign a Volunteer Release & Acknowledgement of Risk waiver prior to collecting; forms will be available the day of the event.

To register, please visit aub.ie/creek

For more information or to request a waiver, please contact Tom McCauley at mccautp@auburn.edu

Building Surveys

Risk Management & Safety will be working with Duff and Phelps, LLC to survey properties insured by the State Insurance Fund.  Representatives will be on campus from October 21st, 2019 – October 25th, 2019 to assess current condition and valuation of select buildings.   You may notice the surveyors entering mechanical rooms, electrical closets, and other restricted areas; however, they will be accompanied by AU Facilities Management.  Every effort will be made to schedule surveys at times that are convenient for building occupants.  


Questions or concerns may be directed to Risk Management & Safety at 844-4533. 

RM110: Reporting Incidents and Understanding the On-The-Job Injury Program, and Managing Minors on Campus

There are many programs that help Auburn and it's faculty and staff stay protected and safe. 

Have you ever considered what you should do as an Auburn employee if you or your employees are injured on the job or if you need to report an incident/property damage that occurred? This course is great for HR Liaisons, supervisors and new employees looking to gain an understanding of Risk Management and Safety’s incident reporting system and the university’s On-the-Job-Injury (OJI) program. In this course, different types of incidents that should be submitted through the incident entry portal will be explored. We will also show how to enter the incident into the portal and explain how the process works from beginning to end. The course will also explain the University’s On-the-Job-Injury program including a brief history of the program. Through the presentation of several different scenarios, learn the different types of OJI claims and how they are handled. Additionally, we will review the Minors on Campus Policy and help you navigate your way through the steps in the process of compliance with the policy and share some examples where the policy should be used. There will also be time to answer any questions. 

Enroll Today through FastTrain on AU Access. 

RM101: Protecting the University

Learn the skills to help you stay safe with this infomative HRD Course from Risk Management and Safety. 

RM101: Protecting the University, will give a brief overview of what risk management is and why it is an important concept for all university employees and stakeholders. This course is an introduction into risk assessment with a focus on the value it brings, useful tools, and the concept of risk literacy. Particular topics of interested will include the use of waivers, certificates of insurance, minors on campus, the university alcohol policy, fleet safety, and linking risk management to strategic goals.

Enroll today on FastTrain through AU Access. 



RM150: Social Media Safety and Security

RMS will offer an informative and interactive HRD Course on November 12th, 2019. 

RM150: Social Media Safety and Security, will give guidance, examples, and recommendations to keep your social media safe and protect both your personal and non-identifying information. Find out what you can and can’t do on social media and what could put both your position as a University employee and your personal security at risk.

Enroll today on FastTrain through AU Access. 



Stay Fire Safe

Join Auburn University Risk Management and Safety for "Stay Fire Safe", an interactive fire safety training presentation. This event will show how to use a fire extinguisher, cooking safety tips, pet fire safety tips, and more. Plus, as an added bonus there will be door prizes including an iPad, Auburn Tailgate Tent, Gift Cards, and more! Everyone who attends will get either a Risk Management and Safety Microwave Pinch Mitt or a Fire Extinguisher Stree Reliever. Join us in Haley Room 2370 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm on Wednesday September 25th

Stay Fire Safe

Laser Safety Awareness Day


Auburn University Risk Management and Safety (RMS) Department will be hosting Campus Laser Safety Awareness Event on October 16th, 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm at the back parking lot of Broun Hall and Woltosz. Auburn University professors and their laser users are all invited. Through this campus event, we hope to build awareness around laser safety and provide an opportunity for laser users to deepen their understanding of laser safety as laser use and application diversifies on campus.


This year we will be hosting Kentek, one of the leading companies on laser safety products. Kentek will bring the company’s laser safety expertise and educational capabilities to AU campus. Kentek’s PHOTON1 van will be filled with an interactive display of all of laser safety products. Kentek Laser safety specialist will demonstrate their products and answer some questions. This will be a unique "hands-on" learning experience for AU laser users and students.


Please save the day on October 16th for 2019 for Campus Laser Safety Awareness Event and come join us to support the event and encourage your students to be part of this educational platform.